Inbox Dollars Review - Scam or Legit? (Closed)

Is Inbox Dollars just another scam or is it a legitimate program worth trying? With this unbiased review, we’ll talk about the details, the payments, the tasks, the good, the bad, and everything in-between.  This is not one of those once-in-a-lifetime get-rich-quick opportunities that will enable you to leave your job!

Update: As of May 2021, this review is closed and will not be updated!  

The Program is no longer available in my Country, making it impossible to update. 

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What is Inbox Dollars all about? 
Inbox Dollars is one of those survey platforms that allow people to complete surveys and be paid for their work. You can also complete other smaller tasks like browsing the internet and playing online games to rake in some more cash. It’s a simple concept that has been around for a long time and it is possible to make some money with this website. You will not become a millionaire, but if you are in a financial pot-hole, it could help ease the burden a bit – just a tiny bit.

I already mentioned that Inbox Dollars is all about completing tasks for cash, but what type of tasks, exactly?

Here’s a list of some of the tasks that one can complete for a cash reward:

  • Playing Games
  • Web Browsing
  • Completing Surveys
  • Shopping
  • Watching Video Advertisements
  • Coupon Deals
  • Referring Friends

There is a wide selection of tasks to choose from. Most tasks pay in-between $0.50 - $2 for completion. It’s not a lot of money, but if you manage to complete a few every day, it can be a nice little source of bonus income. Here’s a screen shot of some survey rewards.

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That’s not much. But there’s another problem. Most of the surveys are GEO targeted. This means the webpage will determine your location based on your IP Address and display surveys that are in your country’s language. Though that’s not a problem for people who can understand the language of the country they live in, for other people, it’s a problem.

For instance, if you decided to move to China, and you don’t know the language, there’s no way to complete the surveys. You can’t change the language of the surveys. That’s a problem for most websites that pay for surveys.

Inbox Dollars Pros 

  • It is free to join and all that is required is your email address, name, and password.

  • For one, there’s a $5 sign-up bonus which is nice. In other words, when you confirm your email address, $5 is added to your earnings, and you can withdraw it when you reach the payout limit of $30.

  • There are a lot of different tasks to choose from. There is a limit to how many tasks you can complete each day, which is a bummer for those of you who need some extra cash. But it takes a while to reach that limit. In most cases, users won’t be able to complete more than 5 of the same type of survey each day; so you’ll have to mix it up.

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  • Some tasks offer special bonuses and you can complete the tasks relatively quickly. Most surveys won’t consume a lot of your time. Some surveys are longer than others, but most of them are quite short and simple. They don’t require complicated personal information. There’s also an affiliate program where members can recruit new members for a commission.

  • Inbox Dollars have a Referral program. You can invite your friends to join you and earn a few pennies extra when they participate in activities.

Inbox Dollars Cons 

  • There are a lot of broken pages. I tried to test out a few surveys and three out of the five links I clicked on redirected me to a “Page not found” error. There are definitely a lot of broken links which consumes even more time.

  • You can easily waste 20 minutes filling out a "pre-qualify" survey just to find out that you do not qualify. You don’t want to have to jump through a bunch of hoops only to realize that the survey isn’t available, but unfortunately, that happens quite often.

  • It can take a few months to reach the minimum payout amount. You’ll have to complete a lot of tasks and spend a lot of time on the website to earn a measly thirty bucks. In my opinion, that time should be spent on other projects; like building an online business that can make your location-independent dreams a reality!

  • This opportunity is not much of an opportunity because it takes a lot of time to complete enough tasks to reach the payout. You will most likely earn more delivering pizzas.

  • A lot of the tasks aren’t even in English. There are tasks for a bunch of different countries, and sometimes there are only tasks that are in foreign languages available, which makes it even harder to make cash.

  • The higher-paying tasks revolve around signing up for other websites and businesses. However, when you start to sign up to a bunch of random businesses and webpages your email inbox starts to fill up with loads of spam.

  • Some trial offers require credit card information prior to signing up. In some instances, the card may be billed if the trial period expires.

Let’s summarize what we learned about Inbox Dollars. 

This opportunity is legitimate, but the payouts are really low and there are a lot of problems with their system. However, the company does pay members, and there are very few reports of members who haven’t received their payments.

Therefore, I can’t say that this product is a scam, but I also can’t recommend it, because it doesn’t provide much benefit to members other than the opportunity to earn a handful of change for a month of work.

Unfortunately, a lot of people fall for these opportunities, because on the surface, it looks like an excellent deal. Just because a website pays members to complete tasks does not mean it’s a legitimate source of income. It could just mean that the creators of the website are capitalizing on people’s naivety.

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Unknown said...

thank you christene.... i lost my job over 2 mo ago, i am a father of a 3 yr old boy and was looking at all these schemes to make money while at home. i have actually looked in to inbox dollars, iPas2,amway,toluna,inboxpay,survey4bucks...all with little success.... thank you again for these reviews its making me understand that if something seems to good to be probably is....thanks again and i will continue to read!

Christene said...

Pleasure Michael.

Yes, when it sounds too good to be true, most of the time it is. Working online is the same as building a real brick and mortar business, it takes time, hard work and dedication. It is doable when you know where to start and have the patience to see your hard work pay off in the long run.

My best advice. Build your own website, you will not get scammed and your hard work will pay off over time. It is not a quick fix, but a legitimate way to build a solid online business that has the potential to get you financially free if you give it your all.

Programs like you mention above does work for some, however, without traffic, leads and a trusted reader base you will not get far online.

Feel free to shout if you have any questions or need advice, will do my best to help.

Unknown said...

Inboxdollar is a SCAM. They asked me to fill in the IRS form with my Social Security Number when i reached a payment for $300. i had withdraw $150 and when i was about to request another $155. They did not allow to me to do so till i don’t provide them with filled IRS form. First of all why would i provide a company which does not even provide a number to call them with my Social Securiy number. when i started writing to people on twitter and Facebook to be careful as they can do the same to others.They blocked me my ID so that i don’t write to people about this scam. To be it seems like they are making a database of SSN number and they would sell it off in few years to someone and scam people. They terminated my inbox dollar account which has $155 (just imagine it would have taken me ages to make that money) . they blocked me from writing on their Facebook and twitter and barred me from letting others know to be careful. GUYS PLEASE DO NOT GET INTO THIS SCAM. They are in a way buying your Social Security from you in $300..

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